(Closed) to sell dress or not to sell dress? (After wedding)

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: to sell or not to sell?

    sell the dress - you will never wear it again

    keep the dress - it has sentimental value

  • Post # 3
    1534 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I kept mine. It’s all cleaned and boxed up from the preservation company. I just couldn’t bring myself to part with it. I highly doubt my future daughters would want to wear it and quite frankly, I’m not sure I’d want them to. I don’t want a christening gown made from it either. So I guess I kept it just because I’m selfish like that :-). 


    Post # 4
    1141 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I couldnt bear the thought of keeping my wedding my dress. It’s a piece of material. I would much rather sell it or donate it to a bride who can’t afford a dress.

    Post # 5
    578 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Im selling mine,…at least I think I can part with it once the time comes lol


    I wont have anyone to pass it onto, and its a huge gown so even if I wanted to keep it storing it could get complicated (for me) as it wont fit in my already overstuffed hope chest, so I’m hoping to bless someone else with it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 6
    411 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Haven’t decided yet. I initally was going to sell it, but now I’m thinking about having it made into a baptismal gown for the future babies

    Post # 7
    1455 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I am having mine cleaned and preserved. I really wanted to sell it, but my mom wanted me to keep it. Since she paid for the dress and the preservation, she won ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 8
    5 posts
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I am brand new to literally just joined now so I can ask you if you are still debating whether or not to sell your dress. your pics of yourself in it are breathtaking and this is the dress I am hoping to have for my wedding in July. I tried it on yesterday and just fell in love. The bridal shop is asking a little more money than I am hoping to spend, so is there any chance you are selling yours?? 

    Post # 9
    2354 posts
    Buzzing bee

    It depends. If I buy the traditional white wedding dress I will most likely sell it after. But if it is, as I think it will, be another color dress (like, everning gown), I will keep it. It would cost me way less so no use to sell it, plus I might wear it again (on occasions people haven’t seen me in so…). ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 10
    4 posts

    I just purchased a dress that is so special to me I will never be able to sell it afterward. Only sell it if you purchased a dress you truly can’t afford it, and getting at least half the money back would help you out.

    Post # 11
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @nearlymarriedlass:  I have been struggling with this for a while! I sent it to the cleaners and after that…. I really don’t know what to do ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 12
    142 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Part of me thinks I should sell it because I’ll never wear it again, but I remember when I was a little girl sneaking into my parents room to look at my Mom’s dress (which always hung in the back of her closet). When I was a little bit older she let me try it on. What stops me from listing it is what if I have a little girl someday and she asks to see my wedding dress? It will probably break my heart to tell her I sold it. I’m thinking way too much into this, huh?

    Post # 13
    1599 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I kept mine and had it preserved.  I originally was going to sell it but after all was said and done I just couldn’t (I’ve received a couple offers for my dress and one for my veil).  I used some flowers from my mom’s dress in my wedding and was hoping to be able to wear her veil but it didn’t work with my dress, but I hope that my daughter will do the same some day.

    Post # 14
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @LedeLady:  haha! that is seriously the same reason I haven’t! ๐Ÿ™‚ liuterally, to the t.

    Post # 15
    1166 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’m going to donate mine – imagine how many brides with a tiny budget could get their dream dress if everyone that just stuffed their dress into a closet would donate it!

    I’m not judging but I bet lots of people don’t even think of it and it’s such a wonderful thing to do!

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